1 Kings 17:2-5 (ANIV)
[Elijah fed by ravens]
2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”
5 So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.
TIME OF DAY:
Not specified by Bible.
Sunlight comes from the right of the scene, casting shadows to the left.
Elijah & lots of Ravens!
There are two versions of this scene:
01) (This page) 1 Kings 17 – Elijah fed by ravens – Scene 02 – Kerith Ravine (Dark version). In which the Ravens are deeper blue-black in colour.
02) (Next page) 1 Kings 17 – Elijah fed by ravens – Scene 02 – Kerith Ravine (Light version.) In this version I have made the Ravens lighter blue, so that they project & print better for viewers/customers.
I really enjoyed drawing & colouring this scene. The background was fun to colour up as it has such strong hue & tonal contrasts. I deliberately made the Ravens a blue-black colour to contrast strongly with the orange of the rocks.
Having drawn Elijah before (first time was January 2012) I have already established his appearance & costume. We know from 2 Kings 1:8 that Elijah could be recognised by his “garment of hair [Or He was a hairy man] and leather belt around his waist.” Ever since I read that description I have depicted Elijah wearing a sheepskin under-robe, with a large leather belt buckled over it.
Just in case you wonder what the background looks like without the figure of Elijah or all the Ravens, here it is.
1 Kings 17 – Elijah fed by ravens – Scene 02 – Kerith Ravine Landscape
The little stream running into the scene is easier to make out without all the birds!